"Dogs and cats have to die": Stephen Colbert sums up latest insane NRA crusade

You can't make this stuff up

Published October 29, 2014 2:53PM (EDT)

Stephen Colbert  (Comedy Central)
Stephen Colbert (Comedy Central)

On Tuesday night Stephen Colbert blasted the NRA for killing a Pennsylvania bill that would have made it illegal to consume meat from household pets.

The bill, which was introduced after cat and dog meat were cropping up at local butchers, also contained an amendment about the shooting of pigeons. Enter the NRA, who worried that this amendment would be a "slippery slope" downward to "regulated shooting grounds."

"That's right," Colbert said. "In order to protect their right to kill birds, the NRA defeated the anti-pet-eating bill." Watch below:

By Sarah Gray

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